Miami Dolphins take a WR in round one in latest NFL mock draft
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins are taking a wide-receiver in round one according to a new mock draft by a popular website.
WalterFootball.com has released a five round mock draft and they have the Miami Dolphins taking a wide-receiver in round one. Not a QB, not an offensive lineman, and not a defensive lineman. A receiver.
In their mock draft the Dolphins are passing on DE Montez Sweat, DT Ed Oliver, and OT Jonah Williams. Their reason behind the surprise pick makes very little sense as well. With that 13th overall pick the Dolphins are taking WR D.K. Metcalf from Ole Miss.
"If the Dolphins truly plan on tanking in 2019 to land Tua Tagovailoa in the 2020 NFL Draft, they should make sure that Tagovailoa has a legitimate No. 1 receiver to throw to. They can obtain that sort of a play-maker with this pick.D.K. Metcalf didn’t look like a No. 1 receiver at Ole Miss, as he was unproductive while running poor routes. However, he posted elite numbers at the combine, displaying a ridiculous amount of upside."
So the Dolphins who don’t really need a wide-receiver this year are going to draft a guy who runs bad routes, is unproductive, but was a star at the NFL Combine? O.k. sure.
In round two the Dolphins skip the interior line on both sides of the ball to draft a linebacker/defensive end. D’Andre Walker would be a fine addition but his coverage skills are not great and that could be a problem.
In round three Miami addresses the offensive line with Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner. The site again brings up the Dolphins desire for Tua Tagovailoa. He should be the Dolphins popular pick in mock drafts for 2020 unless they go QB this year in round one.
Another combine performer, Khalen Saunders is mocked to Miami in round four. The big 300 plus defensive lineman fills a hole. In round five Miami adds that running back they seem to like in the mid-rounds. Bryce Love out of Stanford.
No matter what the mock draft says I can’t get past the idea of anyone thinking that the Dolphins would pass on major team needs for a WR in round one and that pretty much throws the rest of the mock draft out the window for me.